24 July 2001

 

KIDS GET TO BE DJs FOR A DAY

 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

 

Children from Hull will try their hand at broadcasting TV and radio shows as part of a Children’s University scheme starting this week.

 

Sixty children from primary schools including Francis Askew and Hall Road will get to present their own radio shows and produce a series of short videos while on a summer school from 31st July to 10th August.

 

Four groups of 15 children will each spend two days in Lincoln at the University of Lincoln and will have the chance to stay overnight on campus to experience university life.

 

Steve Watson, a co-ordinator for the Children’s University, said: “The scheme is about trying to inspire the enthusiasm to learn in kids aged 7 to 11.  We aim to show them that they all have the ability to achieve.

 

“It’s great that the kids can come to the Lincoln campus and access the top-quality facilities,” added Steve, who has a degree in Media Production from the university.

 

The Children’s University is visiting Lincoln for the second year after running a successful summer school last August.

 

Jacqueline Mayer, education liaison manager at the university, commented: “We are pleased to welcome the kids again. If we can convince them at an early age that higher education can be fun, then they may consider coming to university later on.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact: Holly Locking, Press and Media Relations

University of Lincoln

Tel:01522 886042

 

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